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Date: 25 September 2007 To:

Athletic Union Presidents / Sports Officers (English Institutions only)

ENGLAND BASKETBALL AFFILIATIONS 2007-08 BUSA have again been working with England Basketball to provide university clubs with the most cost effective England Basketball Affiliation scheme available. The affiliation scheme provides university clubs and its members with many great benefits that are only available to affiliated clubs. Enclosed is the following information to make the process as easy as possible; • Instructions on how to complete the England Basketball affiliation form • England Basketball Affiliation Form (separate attachment) • List of benefits available to all clubs and its members • List of important England Basketball and BUSA contact details (use these if you are having difficulty appointing officials) • Premier League referee appointment requirements (separate attachment) Universities are asked to complete and return the affiliation form (electronic copies only) to [email protected] no later than Friday 2 November 2007. This is a compulsory affiliation scheme for all English institutions wanting to compete in BUSA Leagues 200708. Teams that do not complete payment and the attached paperwork will concede a walkover for every match following Friday 2 November 2007 up until the date where by an institution has registered a team(s). Walkovers will not be conceded for any matches that have been completed prior to this date. Should you have any queries then please do not hesitate to contact me. Wes Grant Sports Programme Manager [email protected]

How to complete the England Basketball Affiliation Form Each university MUST complete the attached excel form, pay the correct fee and return it to the BUSA office in order to receive their individual membership cards. Therefore each university is required to complete the following steps in order to fully affiliate to England Basketball. 1. Complete the attached form ELECTRONICALLY and E-MAIL to [email protected] 2. Complete all players details as thoroughly as possible 3. If you are affiliating any coaches put their names in the bottom row of the affiliation form and place a “(c)” after their last name 4. Teams can affiliate a maximum of 14 players/coaches as part of the initial team fee. Fees are £130.00 for your first team and £110.00 for any team after. If you are affiliating both a Men’s and Women’s team they are regarded as both 1st teams and will cost £130.00 each to affiliate. 5. Teams wishing to register more players throughout the season must complete the affiliation form and pay £8 per player. This applies once you need to register more than 14 players/coaches. 6. Players and Coaches who are registered through either National League or their local league do not need to re-affiliate through BUSA. These players must be able to produce a valid England Basketball membership at the request of any EB/BUSA official at any BUSA fixture. 7. Ensure the voting representative has inserted an electronic copy of their signature 8. Pay the correct amount owed to BUSA. Payment can be made by BACs or cheque (payable to BUSA) 9. Once full payment and the completed electronic form have been received BUSA will issue membership cards to each university. 10. Once universities have received the memberships cards, they are required to do the following; a. Membership card numbers correspond to the number on the returned affiliation form. This can be found in the right hand column of the affiliation form. Ensure that the corresponding name is written onto the correct card. b. Fill out the memberships cards with the name of the player and other details required. c. Attach a passport sized photo and laminate ALL FORMS MUST BE COMPLETED AND RETURNED (ELECTRONIC COPIES ONLY) TO [email protected] BY FRIDAY 2 NOVEMBER 2007. FORMS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED BY POST OR FAX. Teams that do not complete payment and the attached paperwork will concede a walkover for every match following Friday 2 November 2007 up until the date where by an institution has registered a team(s). Walkovers will not be conceded for any matches that have been completed prior to this date.

FAQ’s What if my team is National League and has already affiliated? England Basketball has included a new tickbox on National Leagues forms to indicate if National League players are playing both National League and BUSA competitions. Please tick this box and BUSA will be notified automatically by England Basketball that these players are affiliated. These players must be able to produce a valid England Basketball membership card at the request of any EB/BUSA official at any BUSA fixture.

What if my team has affiliated through our local league or England Basketball directly? If teams have already registered they will need to provide BUSA with written notification before Friday 2 November 2007. Email a copy of the completed England Basketball Affiliation form to [email protected] These players must be able to produce a valid England Basketball membership card at the request of any EB/BUSA official at any BUSA fixture. We are a university based in Wales/Scotland, who do we need to contact to affiliate? Scottish Universities should contact Stew Fowlie, Sports Manager at Scottish Universities Sport (SUS) on [email protected] or 0131 650 9653. SUS are running the registration scheme on behalf of Basketball Scotland. Welsh Universities can find registration information on www.basketballwales.com or contact Pat Sanders, Basketball Wales Registration Secretary on [email protected] or 07733 270 567. If teams have registered through Basketball Wales or Basketball Scotland they will need to provide BUSA with written notification before Friday 2 November 2007. Email a copy of the completed Affiliation form to [email protected] These players must be able to produce a valid Governing Body membership card at the request of any BUSA/game official at any BUSA fixture. What if I have any further questions? Contact Wes Grant, Sports Programme Manger on 020 7633 5086 or [email protected]

England Basketball Membership England Basketball provide members affiliated through BUSA with exclusive benefits and services that are available to all registered university players, coaches, officials and volunteers. Current benefits and services available to members. • • • • •

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10% Discount on Basketball Merchandise at the England Basketball Online Shop www.englandbasketball-shop.co.uk Monthly issue of Zone Press England Basketball’s online publication keeping members in touch with news and stories. Free membership to the Basketball Coaches Association (BCA) for qualified coaches. Access to discounted England Basketball Coaching, Refereeing and Officiating courses through BUSA. Chances to enter exclusive member competitions to WIN prizes such as XBOX & Playstation games, Basketball DVD’s, NBA vests, Tickets to EBL/BBL Finals, Books and many other prizes! Exclusive rates on hotel rooms from the Inter-Continental Hotels Group. 10% off Long Tall Sally’s range of fashionable clothing for all England Basketball Members. Long Tall Sally’s range is exclusively designed for tall women. http://www.longtallsally.com/PR1019?mcurl=http://www.longtallsally.com/Default.aspx?src=P R1019 Being part of organised Basketball in England and Worldwide

Current benefits and services available to universities. All the member benefits above as well as: • Discounted rate of affiliation to England Basketball • Access to support/assistance from England Basketball’s staff • Assistance with Premier League Referee/Umpire appointments • Voting rights at England Basketball AGM • Access to information on facilities including funding and assistance. In addition to the direct benefits that you receive England Basketball is constantly working to raise the profile of basketball throughout the country.

England Basketball and BUSA Contacts England Basketball Coaching Development Manager Brian Aldred Email: [email protected] Phone: 0114 223 5690 England Basketball Officiating Officer Simon Unsworth Email: [email protected] Phone: 0114 223 5696 England Basketball Membership Officer Peter Griffiths Email: [email protected] Phone: 0114 223 5695 BUSA Sports Programme Manager Wes Grant Email: [email protected] Phone: 0207 633 5086 Regional Officiating Contacts East Midlands Table Official

Laura Tomlinson

[email protected] 07919 418 484

Referee

Roger Harrison

[email protected]

Table Official

Sara Nash

[email protected] 07979 804 127

Referee

Bob Bhania

[email protected] 07946 381 236

Table Official

Patricia Fairclough

[email protected] 07714 961 457

Referee

John Letizia

[email protected] 07703 532 549

07889 785 586

Eastern

London

[email protected]

General North West Table Official

Colette Allerston

[email protected] 07876 228 627

Referee

Ian Pollard

[email protected] 07903 582 164

Table Official

Elaine Anderson

[email protected] 07885 450 288

Referee

Simon Unsworth

[email protected] 0114 223 5696

Northern

South East Table Official

Lyn Marsh

[email protected] 07971 733 351

Referee

Lyn Marsh

[email protected]

South West Table Official

Ann Harakis

Referee

David Hatrey

[email protected] 01278 723 616

Table Official

Joan Himpson

[email protected] 078989 021 512

Referee

Sarah Rowlands

[email protected] 07968 982 880

Table Official

Pam Stockley

[email protected] 07770 977 426

Referee

Steve Ellis

[email protected]

Table Official

Claire Ormandy

[email protected] 07739 607 803

Referee

Colin Hurst

[email protected] 07720 758 002

Southern

West Midlands 07946 530 146

Yorkshire